A Field Guide to Contemporary Worship: How to Begin and Lead Band-Based Worship

by Andrew Boesenecker, James Graeser. Augsburg Fortress , 2011.

This book combines theology and practical instruction to start or improve a contemporary worship service.


theology of contemporary music; understanding and operating sound systems; selecting appropriate music; placement of equipment and people for worship; questionnaires; spreadsheets for tracking worship music, equipment, and rehearsals

Best For

clergy, worship leaders, and musicians


purchase as a book

Suggested Uses

  • Enhance your worship service with contemporary music by using the provided spreadsheets to track worship music, equipment, and rehearsals.
  • Evaluate musicians, vocalists, and performances by sharing the questionnaires with worship leaders.

About the Contributor

Janet Hoover

Janet Hoover is a certified spiritual director in private practice and an American Baptist pastor. She graduated from the University of Indianapolis and earned her MDiv and DMin from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis. 

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